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My name is “steffielynn”  I’m happily married to the love of my life, I have 2 wonderful kids.  I joined the LDS church 2 1/2 years ago and it is the best thing that has ever happened to our family!  I love The Gospel.  My favorite subjects are religion and politics.  I love to hear other points of views. 

I think the point of this blog is to discuss my beliefs and your beliefs and be kind and understanding at the same time. ( I may change the point as I go, we’ll see. )

 This blog will also have some of my thoughts on other things, just realize these are my thoughts and opinions only.

 PLEASE be respectful to me and to others or I will delete you.

19 Comments »

  1. Just read your conversion story. It’s a great story. It’s refreshing to me, a six- and seventh- generation mormon, to read the conversion story and thoughts of someone brand new to the church. It kind of opens my eyes to the wonder of it all.
    Thank you!

    Comment by andrewsmiracledrug — October 17, 2007 @ 10:11 pm |Reply

  2. Thank you! But I bet it’s pretty amazing to know that your ansestors were there in the beginning, knew the prophet, walked across the plains, wow, I bet that is cool! I still need to do my family history, and I’m hoping to find that there were other Latter Day Saints, but I doubt it. My ancestors were most likely part of the mobs that persecuted the LDS. But we’ll find out soon because I’m going to start on that!

    Thank you for your comment! I love the gospel and i love the members! 🙂

    Comment by steffielynn — October 18, 2007 @ 2:47 am |Reply

  3. If you don’t mind, I’m going to add you to by blogroll so that anyone visiting my site will perhaps link to yours and be inspired and educated. If only more people would realize that Mormons are not “far out” or weird….

    Comment by marlajayne — October 19, 2007 @ 11:29 am |Reply

  4. I don’t mind at all, thank you! I agree people do have crazy notions about mormons. But I have found out for myself mormons are the coolest people ever! 🙂

    Steff

    Comment by steffielynn — October 19, 2007 @ 1:13 pm |Reply

  5. Steffie

    You say
    ” I love to hear other points of views. ”

    so here I am 🙂

    What are these crazy notions about Mormons because everything I’ve heard is true and I think you are very ‘far out’ in your beliefs and practices .

    …although the physical throat slitting sign and penalty was removed from the temple ceremony in 1990 thank goodness as well as the evangelical Minister shown doing a deal with Satan to teach false doctrine in return for money ..

    So the church is getting there !!! 🙂 🙂

    Comment by Elder Joseph — October 19, 2007 @ 3:13 pm |Reply

  6. I hope you don’t mind that I sent (asked) Marla Jayne over here! I’m just so inspired by both of you. I couldn’t handle not sharing you with each other. I love to read both of your pages…it’s my little motivation each day to be a better person.
    As I’m sure your aware, I’m non-active LDS living in Utah. I love the church, but sometimes not the members. I find it hard to stand up for what I believe if I’m not living the way I should. I promise that I’m not a nut…even if I just used your “about” page as fast and testimony meeting! Anyhoo hope you enjoy Marla Jayne as much as I have.

    8)

    Comment by cowgalutah — October 20, 2007 @ 3:35 am |Reply

  7. I don’t mind at all! She is adorable! Thank you for such kind words! They are much needed right now 🙂

    And you can come here and bare your testimony ANY time!

    Comment by steffielynn — October 20, 2007 @ 4:24 am |Reply

  8. Hi there! Glad to see other LDS folk in the blogosphere. My little brother (also a WP.com blogger) just got his mission call to Ohio-Cleveland. He reports January 30th,2008. I’m so excited. My other younger brother served in Wisconsin-Milwaukee and I served in Florida-Jacksonville. I am glad there’s tools like tagging on this site so I can find other Latter-day Saints. Blog on!

    Comment by Timmy — November 2, 2007 @ 10:08 pm |Reply

  9. Hi Timmy!

    Welcome! This blog can get a little heated at times so it’s nice to have other people on here who share my beliefs! That is exciting about your brother! Missionaries ROCK! 🙂

    Comment by steffielynn — November 3, 2007 @ 1:19 am |Reply

  10. Timmy

    Is your brother going to tell Investigators the real truth about the church ….. The Head In A Hat looking at a stone ?

    Our ward sent out a missionary to Canada recently , he was busy playing with his mobile phone throughout all the meetings prior to going on a mission .. Hardly someone who is qualified to be doing any kind of prosletysing ….

    When you are thousands of miles away from home and expected to be a missionary .I guess its best just to conform and play the part to get through it all .

    Lie on your first fast and testimony meeting if you don’t have a testimony .I’ve seen lots of that .

    Comment by elder joseph — November 3, 2007 @ 11:21 am |Reply

  11. Geez EJ

    What the heck, he did not come here to be interrogated! Missionaries are young, and they teach people the basics of the gospel. They are not requried to KNOW everything. That is why they don’t watch TV and they study for hours on end. They learn some things as they go. Nothing is wrong with that, stop being rude!

    I bet in 2 years when that Missionary comes home he will be wiser and much more knowledgable and mature then when he left!

    Comment by steffielynn — November 3, 2007 @ 1:50 pm |Reply

  12. Steffie

    “They are not requried to KNOW everything”

    They hardly know anything , thats the point .is it fair to ahve them representing the church and its history in an innaccurate way that might sway someone to join only to find out the painful reality of it all later on ….

    I have a ward member who insisted that Brigham Young never had sex with anyone but his first wife . Its an insult to human intelligence and its created by Mormonism’s policy of whitewash ….

    ” Nothing is wrong with that, stop being rude! ”

    I disagree and so do many well informed church members like John Dehlin and Richard Bushman .Its time the church came clean .Its not my fault they are having to ‘fairytale’ the origins and hide the facts from people …

    People depend on them for accurate information . The Number of times I was challenged when I corrected them alarmed me .. They were insisitant that I was incorrect until they looked on my PC !

    Yes when they come home they are fully indoctrinated:)

    Comment by elder joseph — November 3, 2007 @ 3:28 pm |Reply

  13. Can you feel the love tonight?? (Smile, it’s a great day!)

    Comment by Timmy — November 5, 2007 @ 3:58 pm |Reply

  14. Missionaries more mature and wiser when they come home – Interesting question. I guess that depends on the perspective of the observer. If your definition of Mature is that they have submited to a regiment of doctrine and dogma and no longer have that questioning spirit to them I would agree. I don’t think missionaries grow personally at all on thier missions. They just learn to conform at a very important stage in their development. The missions are more for the boys they send, converts as seldom as they are for missionaries are just a side benefit.

    Comment by CoventryRM — November 5, 2007 @ 4:45 pm |Reply

  15. I went out with the missionaries yesterday door knocking ( splits) . We had a couple of door slams !

    A Muslim gentleman let us in and preached to us and warned us of hell if we don’t follow Islam .He was very sincere and they are always good at the door to us .They think we are lost !

    We got in another house and this time The lady and her daughter were listening so sincerely to my young missionary companion telling her about a living prophet , the BofM and Joseph Smith praying to know which church was true etc ..

    But my mind kept thinking

    What if she knew young girls were married off to old mormon men by priesthood authority ( coersion ) and not falling in love ( she had a young daughter ).

    What if she knew Joseph threatened to take wives of fellow members and did too.

    What if she knew about the Blacks insults and less valiant spirit teachings and Temple ban.Not just a priesthood ban but banning black women from the temple while white women were allowed in. 😦

    What if she knew about Brigham Youngs teaching of men living on the sun and other ludicrous statements .

    Tha answer is she wouldn’t want us back again . And this is the probelm .Mormons can only succeed by hiding real events and real history and pretend they are a monogomous church of family ,but the real truth is polygamy .

    Anway the elders are going back this week at her request but they already told me she will probably stop listening once her JW friends have told her about The Mormon Church . They know from experience .

    The JW’s will likely show her the real history and I don’t blame them really .

    Is it fair to hide these things from Investigators and even members ? It just sows future trauma and heartache and family problems later on .

    We also got a few rebukes along the way ! lol I didn’t realise Mormons were that unwelcome .

    Comment by elder joseph — November 5, 2007 @ 5:15 pm |Reply

  16. Hi. Great blog, but why do you put up with all these abusive comments? It’s your blog, for your free speach. Other people can make their own anti-sites, if they want. Read what Jeff Lindsey said:

    http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

    “Friday, September 28, 2007
    Reminder on Comments: This Is Not the Place for YOUR Unconstrained Freedom of Speech
    A couple people have been sorely offended when I have deleted comments that violate my policies here. As a reminder, I ask that your comments be on-topic, civil in tone, not make slurs or highly offensive remarks about other religions (disagreeing with doctrines and beliefs is OK, when it’s on-topic), and not be excessively long and rambling. Links to video content will usually be deleted because I don’t want to take the time to screen video content, and links to hostile or offensive sites (most anti-Mormon sites) will usually be deleted because I don’t want to give added visibility to them.

    Of course, there is a double standard. My posts may violate any of those policies. For example, I could go ahead and link to MormonCult.org, if I wanted to. And I could say something offensive to the good Christians of Wisconsin, like, “Not all true Christians are Packers Fans.” But if you try such rubbish, SNIP! Or I may even pull out my E-Taser! Why the double standard? Because this blog, sad to say, is an expression of MY free speech, not yours. I’m really sorry about that, but those who are bothered by that are welcome to start their own blog.

    Repeat postings of deleted comments is another form of bad behavior that really tries my patience (hello – if I deleted it once, I’m obviously not willing to have it posted again).

    Comment by Carlos — December 6, 2007 @ 12:40 am |Reply

  17. Steffielynn, could you e-mail me at geoff@millennialstar.org with your private e-mail? Thanks, Geoff B.

    Comment by Geoff B — December 20, 2007 @ 7:33 pm |Reply

  18. Fwiw, Steffie, Geoff is a great guy.

    Comment by Ray — December 20, 2007 @ 7:42 pm |Reply

  19. Sorry I couldn’t find an email address here (I can understand why), so forgive this poste here. You can delete it if you wish.

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    Comment by David H. Sundwall — January 7, 2008 @ 10:31 pm |Reply


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